OT: communication of different lans

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 21:24:20 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 14:35, azeem ahmad wrote:
> > > i want all these lans to communicate with each other,
> > > wot may be used to make them communicating
> > > a router
> > > or
> > > a layer 3 switch
> >
> >A router is the usual way.  A layer 3 switch does some
> >routing operations and would probably work too.  If you
> >are looking for a cheaper way, you can stick the number
> >of NIC's you need in a fedora box (which would make the
> >discussion relevant here) or you can combine a router
> >with a small number of VLAN trunk capable interfaces with
> >a switch that also understands vlans and make it look
> >like each switch port is a router port.  However with that
> >last way the routing speed is limited by the trunk
> >interface where everything is combined.
> >
> >--
> i want to use layer 3 switch bbcuz it will work speedy than routers or FC 
> machine
> wot u recomend???

I don't have much experience in the 'price is no object' way
of thinking, but a multilayer version of a Cisco 35xx switch
would be the place to start looking. 

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com





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